Published: 13 April 2011
Cardiff Airport is disappointed albeit unsurprised at bmibaby’s decision to withdraw from Wales altogether.
The airline has also announced it is withdrawing from Manchester Airport.
Since 2006/7 when bmibaby accounted for 34% of passenger volumes at Cardiff Airport we have seen that decline to less than 14% in 2011, having a huge impact on overall passenger statistics.
Since 2002 both Cardiff Airport and the Welsh Assembly Government has provided significant support for bmibaby to operate in Wales, as the nation’s low cost carrier only to see this announcement appearing today.
It is regrettable that bmibaby has cited the economic climate as its reasons for withdrawing both in Manchester and Cardiff as both regions have demonstrated strong economic prospects.
Cardiff Airport looks forward to working with other airlines and other partners in order to facilitate increased opportunities going forward. Last month saw the start of the Helvetic Airways 4 weekly service to Zurich achieved through a joint partnership approach.
Passengers with any queries regarding bmibaby flights from Cardiff should contact the airline directly on 0905 8282828 or at www.bmibaby.com